Began his career as a left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox in 1914.
Compiled a 78-40 record in four years with the Red Sox.
Became a full time outfielder in 1919, set a new home run record (29) and led the league in runs, RBIs, and slugging.
Over the next two years he hit 113 home runs and thus became nicknamed "The Sultan of Swat."
Led the league in home runs eight of the next ten years.
Broke his own record by hitting 60 home runs in 1927.
Led the league in home runs 12 times, runs 8 times, RBI's 6 times, and slugging 13 times during his twenty full seasons.
Lifetime batting average: .342.
All-time leader in home run percentages (8.5), walks (2056), and slugging (.690).
Was released after 1934 season and joined the Boston Braves as Vice President, assistant manager, and outfielder.
Retired after playing 28 games in Boston.
Was one of the first five elected to the Hall of Fame in 1936, receiving 95% of the vote (215 out of 226).
Yankees retired his number (#3)
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